Scuba diving in Blue Hole

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
mild
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

This natural round hole rock formation carved out over centuries by the wind and the sea is over 10m/32ft in diameter and is 16m/52ft deep. There is a large window on 7m/22ft below the surface, which enables divers to leave and return from the open sea. On the seabed at the back of the Blue Hole is a cave, which is normally explored at the end of the dive. Along from the Blue Hole is the Chimney, which is a fissure large enough for one diver at a time before it opens up at the depth of around 8m/26ft into an area known as the Coral Garden.

When to go

Diving is available year-round. The average air temperature is 10-15C/50-59 F in winter and 21-30C/70-83F in summer. The average water temperature is about 14-17C/58-63F from December through April and 18-25C/65-77F from May through November.

What to see

Throughout the dive, one can see various species, including bream, parrot fish, large dusky grouper, saupe, cardinal fish, moray eel, lobster and octopus.


Reachable from

Munxar, Xewkija, Xlendi, Marsalforn

Liveaboards with trips to Blue Hole

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Sliema Cresta Dive Centre

    Single Dive

    Guided single diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sliema U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) St. Julian's

    Diving Day on Gozo

    Diving day on Gozo Island. This product is for certified divers only. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second. Pay attention, that for the boat dives you need to pay additional cost for boat rental. Boat rental is paid separately and it's cost depends on the number of people and the dive site (€200-300)
  • Bugibba U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) Bugibba

    Diving Day on Gozo

    Diving day on Gozo Island. This product is for certified divers only. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second. Pay attention, that for the boat dives you need to pay additional cost for boat rental. Boat rental is paid separately and it's cost depends on the number of people and the dive site (€200-300)
  • Sliema Maltablue Dive School

    Diving Day on Gozo

    2 guided dives on Gozo Island. This product is for certified divers only. Customers normally come to the shop at 08:30 and return to the shop early afternoon depending which site we scuba dive at
  • Mellieha Bay Seashell Dive Cove

    Best Of 3 Islands Pack (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    This ultimate scuba diving package will immerse you in an amazing underwater world and provide with an opportunity to explore 10 best diving spots around Malta, Gozo and Comino Islands! Our "Best of the Three Islands" Pack, consists of 4 shore dives in Malta, 2 shore dives in Gozo & 4 boat dives around Malta and Comino.
  • Bugibba Anchor Diving Malta

    Day Trip to Gozo (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    Day trip to Gozo. This product is for certified divers only. Our day trip to Gozo starts early, aiming for the morning the Ferry. Travelling through Gozo is an experience in itself. The Island is surrounded by beautiful architecture, especially their superb balconies. We do our first dive afterwards taking a break for lunch at least one hour surface interval. After lunch we go for the second dive then we take the ferry back to Anchor, where the divers fill their log books and finished off. This takes the whole day.
  • Marsalforn Nautic Team Gozo

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Since the times of Jaques Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass, the Mediterranean Sea mediates fascination to divers. In some parts you might have the impression of bio-diversity depletion, but there are some regions where it still shows its natural beauty and wealth in a variety of species. In almost all weather conditions, we can take you to one of our 35 sites, offering caves, grottos, tunnels, reefs, wrecks, etc, all of which will leave a lasting impression upon you. Upon request, we can offer Day-Trips to Malta as well as Night-Dives and Early Morning Dives. We dive in small groups and all sites can be quickly accessed via our Buses or Boats. Our philosophy is to give an individual service to our clients. After the dives, our center offers ample space to sit and relax.

Reviews about Blue Hole

  • 9
    Overall impression
  • 9
    Visibility
  • 8
    Sealife
  • 8.5
    Difficulty